Important Update

The 2021 Workshop is now an entirely virtual event with no in-person gathering.


We look forward to seeing you virtually on March 13.

Basic information

WHAT

An annual workshop organized by the WELS Minnesota District

to gather church volunteers and leaders

for encouragement and growth.

 


WHEN

Saturday, March 13

9:00 A.M. - 12:30 P.M.



WHERE

This will be a completely virtual event.



HOW MUCH

$15 per participant

(Includes recordings of all four workshops)



Click here for updated promotional resources (poster, bulletin insert, etc.)

SCHEDULE

9:00-9:30 - Large group opening


9:30-10:45 - Workshop part 1


10:45-11:00 - Break


11:00-12:15 - Workshop part 2


12:15-12:30 - Large group closing

WORKSHOPS

Breakout workshops are designed to be an interactive experience where you will have a chance to ask questions, share what you know, and apply content to your specific context. When the event begins, you will choose one of these four breakout workshops to attend.

  • When Roles Change

    Meeting the needs of aging parents

    Roles change as parents age, and it can be difficult to take on the role of caretaker for someone who used to take care of you. This workshop will help you embrace this role as a calling from God, and it will provide you with a framework to be a blessing for your aging parents.


    Mark Hayes, President of Ministry at The Lutheran Home Association in Belle Plaine, Minnesota

  • Shifting Evanglism Strategies

    From Corporate to personal outreach

    For decades, churches invested in corporate outreach because it worked. But now in this post-Christian culture, a massive shift is required. This workshop will provide an overview of the cultural changes that require this shift in strategy, and participants will navigate Biblical truths that encourage and equip them to be personal witnesses.


    Eric Roecker, pastor, Director of WELS Commission on Evangelism

  • Christian Worship 2021

    What will my congregation really need?

    With its broad spectrum of digital and printable resources, Christian Worship 2021 will be game a changer for many congregations. What exactly does it offer, how do the resources work together, and what should your church be doing right now to prepare for this investment? This workshop will give you the information you need to help your church make the most of this valuable new resource.


    Joel Gawrisch, pastor at New Life in Shoreview, Minnesota; member of district worship committee

    Mike Marquardt, teacher at St. Croix Lutheran Academy in St. Paul, Minnesota; member of district worship committee

  • DISCOVERING JOY IN SELF-CARE

    GOOD MOTIVATION FOR GOOD HEALTH

    The acronym “JOY” is a reminder of what your personal priorities should be: Jesus, Others, then Yourself. While focusing on yourself too much can be selfish or idolatrous, neglecting yourself is not what God wants either. Self-care with the right motivation glorifies God and better equips you to serve others. This workshop will help you explore the biblical principles and practical implications behind JOYfull self-care.


    Matt Hennig, pastor at Christ in North St Paul & Hugo, Minnesota

    Matt Ewart, pastor at NorthCross in Lakeville, Minnesota

FAQ's

WHO IS THIS WORKSHOP FOR?

It's for everyone: men & women, pastors & teachers, volunteers & lay members, teens & retirees, etc.



NOW THAT IT'S A VIRTUAL EVENT, WILL ALL FOUR WORKSHOPS STILL BE OFFERED?

Yes. There will be a separate Zoom link for each of the four workshops. You can pick the one you want.



CAN A GROUP OF PEOPLE PARTICIPATE ON A SINGLE DEVICE?

Yes, but you might not get as much out of it. The workshop is designed for interaction, so it is ideal to have one or two people per device.



WILL THE WORKSHOPS BE RECORDED?

Yes, we are planning to record each workshop. By registering for any of the workshops, you will receive the recordings for all four of them.

Register for event

Note that this event is now virtual.


To get registered, click the button below.

Contact Person

The contact person for this event is Pastor Matt Ewart. You can reach him at:


matt@northcrossmn.org

(952) 469-5227 ext. 3